Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on June 14, 2019 and last updated on February 4, 2023

Ghosts are scary, right? We have seen a scary film at some point in our lives with some kind of ghost in, and most of us are hiding behind a cushion with our hand hovering over the mute button on the remote!

But what real evidence is there that they actually exist, or do we not have the technology to actually prove they exist or not? It is such a difficult thing to prove that it usually comes down to whether you believe or not.


Go through the vocabulary below with your students and ask them to try and use this vocabaulry where possible when discussing the different conversation questions.

Useful Vocabulary

Try and use the following vocabulary when answering the question. Click to look up the definition in the dictionary

  • ghost (noun)
  • scare (verb)
  • scared (adjective)
  • frightening (adjective)
  • frighten (verb)
  • demon (noun)
  • devil (noun)
  • soul (noun)

Conversation Questions

  • Are ghosts real?
  • Have you ever seen a ghost?
  • Does the thought of ghosts scare you?
  • Do you know anyone who claims to have seen a ghost?
  • Do you believe the videos you see on the internet of ghosts?
  • Can you say with any certainty that they don’t exist?
  • If you believe ghost exists, what do you think they are?
This conversation topic was prepared by Gregory

Gregory is a qualified TEFL teacher who has been teaching English as a Foreign Language (ESL) for over a decade. He has taught in-person classes in Spain and to English learners around the world online.